Author Archives: Bex Outram, Assistant Reserve Manager

Art on the May

Saturday 3rd August comments: We are delighted to announce that the main Stevenson Lighthouse will now be open every day! An extraordinary chance to see inside one of Scotland’s most elaborate lighthouses, with curved doors to brass fittings. You can … Continue reading

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A Tern out for the books

Saturday 27th July comments: After a poor season last year for terns the tables have turned and they are having a great season this year. Numbers of pairs have increased for both Common and Arctic Terns and they are having … Continue reading

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Kittiwake and Shag Population Figures

  Monday 15th July comments: The Isle of May Kittiwakes have increased this season, an increase of 22% to 3,061 breeding pairs. This is a welcome rise after the breeding population suffered a decline in 2018. This ‘kind-faced’ gull builds … Continue reading

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And the counts are in….

Sunday 23rd June comments: It’s that time of year when we can reveal the results of our population counts here on the Isle of May. Today we start with the Auks; Razorbills and Guillemots. Probably the hardest to count as … Continue reading

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Welcoming our newest team members

Monday 13th May comments: Today we introduce our new team members for the 2019 season, Ella and Cristín. Both graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2018 and are looking to gain even more experience in the conservation field. Ella, … Continue reading

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Construction Work Underway

Sunday 12th May comments: Following last week’s rainfall, the Kittiwakes on the island have sprung into action. The little pools dotted around the island have filled up, allowing the Kittiwakes to collect mud and grass which is essential for building … Continue reading

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The return of the Terns

  Thursday 9th May comments: All the way from the Antarctic the Arctic Terns have started to arrive to the Isle of May. Early in the morning the terns gather circling the Beacon, displaying to one another finding a potential … Continue reading

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